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If I don't think, am I? [Jul. 1st, 2004|11:05 pm]
I joined the livejournal community, and now I have a profile to fill out.

This past week, one of the debate topics on another forum I frequent asked how we define ourselves.

At work, I've recently moved into a new location and we're required to come up with a "this is who I am" blurb as part of a team building effort.

And I have to say, I'm completely stumped on all of them. I have no clue where to begin. Everything I come up with is either pretentious, lame, or pretentiously lame. How do I sum up myself?

I like chocolate. I dream of water. I chew on my lower lip when I'm thinking. I wring my hands when I'm nervous, just like my mother does. I can't carry a tune. I'm terrible with names. I read lots of adolescent literature. I love Shakespeare, Elton John, and pancakes. My husband says I snore. I talk too much. I'm shy around strangers. I love the beach. I don't like heights. When I have people over, I cook too much food. I never remember to pay my bills on time.

How many pieces do I have to gather before they start to form a whole? Is the universe conspiring to force me into evaluating who I am, what I have become? By picking and choosing what to reveal, am I being offered the chance to reinvent myself?

And if I am, can I reinvent myself with a smaller butt?

From: moo_lives
2004-07-02 08:02 am (UTC)
Well heck I don't know who I am either. Whatever I am, it's not something that can be boiled down to a blurb, and it would be frighteningly inaccurate anyway. But thank you for this! Your writing is fresh and funny as always. I'll leave you to guess my identity. :P
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[User Picture]From: budclare
2004-07-02 11:22 am (UTC)

Nonsense, as I promised on the messageboard

A reddish-brown bird sits laughing in a tree.

(Also, I wrote a similarly-grumbling post several months ago. But that's not strange, so forget I said it.)
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[User Picture]From: sphyr
2004-07-02 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm going to invent myself 2" taller, so go ahead. Either that, or find somebody else's profile you like and steal it. If anybody asks, you can say, "I'm that person over there."
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2004-07-09 06:47 am (UTC)

Stealing an Identity

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